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Oroonoko By Aphra Behn

Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

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Summary

An influential seventeenth-century fable, by a pathbreaking woman writer, about the fall of a black prince.

Oroonoko Summary

Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn

The first woman in England to make her living by writing, Aphra Behn (1640-1689) combines memoir, exotic travel narrative, and romance to tell the story of the noble Oroonoko, a black man who begins life as a prince and ends it as a slave. The tale depicts the overthrow of a hero by a civilization that considers itself superior to him.

Taken up by reformers in the long battle against the slave trade, reprinted and imitated countless times, Oroonoko remains a popular tale that introduces powerful themes onto the literary stage.

About Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn flourished in the cosmopolitan world of the London playhouse and the court. It was she, Virginia Woolf wrote, "who earned [women] the right to speak their minds."

Additional information

GOR001424138
9780393312058
0393312054
Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
1997-05-17
96
N/A
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